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    Installing VSE1100 and VSE2100 Devices

    To install a VSE1100 or VSE2100 device:

    1. Place the shipping container on a flat surface, and remove the hardware components with care.

      Caution: Do not allow the unpackaged device or any edge or surface of the device to drop more than 3 inches, unsupported. An unsupported drop onto a hard surface from a height greater than 3 inches can cause irreparable physical damage to the storage media. Place impact-absorbing material under the device to prevent loss of storage drive functionality in such cases.

    2. Attach the supplied mounting ears and brackets based on whether you intend to use a front-mounting method or a mid-chassis mounting method.
    3. Lift the device and insert it in the desired location in the rack.

      Caution: Because of the Virtual Services Engine’s size and weight—up to 30.6 lb (13.9 kg) depending on the configuration—we recommend that you install the device with two people (one to lift and one to secure the device to the rack).

    4. Align the holes on the mounting brackets with the holes on both sides of the equipment rack.
    5. Secure the device to the rack with thread-forming screws, and place external-tooth, paint-piercing lock washers between the screw head and the mounting bracket to create a reliable low-resistance ground bond between the chassis and the rack.
    6. Connect power to the device.

      For a standard, AC-power-equipped device, plug the supplied AC power cord into the receptacle on the rear panel. See Connecting Power to AC-Powered VSE1100 and VSE2100.

      If you have a DC-power-equipped Virtual Services Engine, see Connecting Power to DC-Powered VSE1100 and VSE2100.

    7. To connect to a local management device, plug the supplied Ethernet cable into the console port on the front panel.

      For more information, see Connecting a Console Server to VSE1100 and VSE2100.

    8. To connect to your network, plug cables you supply into the desired Ethernet ports on the front panel.
    9. Power on the device.

      See Powering On Virtual Services Engines.

      When you turn on the power, the internal port uses two LEDs to indicate the LAN connection status. See Front Panel Features of VSE1100 and VSE2100 for LED details.

    Published: 2014-04-04